Oh the joy of travelingNov 26, 2000 Write an essay on this topic.
Getting ready for a trip can be the easiest thing or it can be the hardest. To make it easy for you and your family, here are some ideas that I have used that might help others out to become better prepared for a trip. The main thing that needs attention is clothing. This is my problem. I have to have at least 3 sets a clothing a day, and that will cause me to use more than one suitcase and if you are flying that is not good. Shoes, oh yes shoes. I love shoes. I have a pair for each piece of clothing, and my husband hates that. So that also takes a lot of room, which is bad. Here are some ways that I reduce space and keep our bags small.
If you are going on a trip via plane, then it is hard to have more than one bag. I traveled from Japan to the States with a 8 month old baby carrying a big suitcase packed with clothes, a diaper bag, car seat, and him. That was not good being I had a layover in Tokyo/Narita for 3 hours. That was fun. I thought to myself what ideas can I use to pack better.
1. What I did on my return flight home, was use the vacuum sealer bags. The ones where you take your vacuum cleaner hose and suck the air out of the bag. This worked great! It gave me more room to pack things into my suitcase. I also used the small bags for my shoes. Did not work as good as with clothes, but it still gave me space.
2. For your toiletries, I used a plastic bag. Separate them by items. I put my pills in one, shampoo, toothpaste, and shaving cream in one, and so on. This helped my shampoo and toothpaste from leaking and getting all over my other items.
3. If you are not interested in buying the sealer bags, then this idea has worked a number of times for me. Take your clothes and tight roll them. That will save space, and contrary to myths, they really don't get all that wrinkled.
4. Ok, this is a must. Always bring toilet paper with you! Anywhere you go carry that stuff with you. In Japan, the more modern facilities will have toilets, but if you go to the places where things are not as modern...bring toilet paper. They don't have the toilet seats we are accustom to. Also, what if the plane is out of paper, or you are driving and you or you children "need to go." Just carry it with you when you travel.
5. If you have children you know that they can get restless on a long flight or road trip. Snacks, juice, toys, or just about anything that you will need to for children is a good idea to have ready. On a plane, I have noticed that keeping your young one full is a good thing. They will most likely sleep longer since their tummies are full.
6. And the most important thing. Always keep your money, passports, identification, and tickets close to you. Never put them in your purse unless your purse will be with you all of the time. That is how information can get into the wrong hands. They have items that you can buy now that specialize in keeping these items safe.
I hope that this information has helped you out. It helps me out, and helps me become a more organized person. Just remember to plan ahead and pack small.
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